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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Jelu Zonda Valley Reserve Syrah 2008
Jelu Zonda Valley Reserve Syrah 2008
(search item no. 116155)
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $14.97

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense aromas of black olive, truffles, and bakers chocolate are followed by even richer flavors of the same, with some plum notes added in for good measure. The mouthfeel is so rich and round you might think the olive flavors come from olive oil in the wine. The length is hard to surpass even at three times the price.
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About Jelu:

At Jelu Estate, they believe in the concept of terrior. That is why Jelu wines are made in different regions within Argentina to showcase the adequate climate and terrior characteristics, leading to extraordinary varietals.

Our Syrah and Torrontes varietals have a great potential in San Juan region, where grapes perfectly grow along the Zonda Valley. As the soil is extremely stony and sunny, we can obtain good maturation and concentration of the grapes, achieving dry and mineral flavors proper for Jelu style.